"It is as easy to slip into a crevice as it is to slip into the erudite poems of Sara Florian … revealed through her emigrant eyes—the Caribbean, USA, Stockholm, Brussels, Paris, Barcelona, Hộ
ội An, Venice, Australia, Singapore—poems lift off the pages. Sara does not shy away from writing movingly of the violence and savagery that is so often caught in life’s crevices. Hers is an important voice." – Geoff Goodfellow, poet, author, Australia
"Sometimes, a book comes along that rides you back to that wonder, wandering moment when you first fell in love with poetry. ... CREVICES is such a book. And like the best poetry volumes, it is a passport into many worlds – mythical, mysterious, mystical, and above all, musical. That Sara Florian’s gift is in her attention to sound, as much as meaning and form, is without doubt." – Felix Cheong, Young Artist Award recipient, Singapore
Poetry. Women's Studies.
Sara Florian is from Italy, where she obtained her PhD in modern philology at Ca' Foscari University and attended Harvard University Summer School with Ca' Foscari University. She studied literature and criticism at Singapore Management University and at The University of the West Indies research facilities in Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados. Florian's writings have appeared in World Literature Today, The Sunday Gleaner, Prometeo, The Caribbean Writer, and Tripwire. Her work has been reviewed in La Nuova, Italy; Nouvelles Semaine, Guadeloupe; Kaieteur News, Guyana; 103rd Meridian East, Singapore/Russia; and The Straits Times, Singapore. While teaching Italian at the National University of Singapore, Florian wrote librettos for operas, and her poetry has been shortlisted for Catharsis - Poetry Festival Singapore. Her book CARIBBEAN COUNTERPOINT: THE AESTHETICS OF SALT IN LASANA SEKOU (House of Nehesi Publishers, 2019) is a critical study on contemporary Caribbean literature. CREVICES is the first poetry book by Sara Florian.